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Varun Vendra, MA, MD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Varun Vendra
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Head and neck surgical oncology
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Microvascular free tissue transfer
  • Transoral robotic surgery
  • Global oncology

Research Interests

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Global oncology care

Treatment Philosophy

A diagnosis of cancer can be daunting. My goal is to be a compassionate and collaborative guide for you through a comprehensive and personalized surgical treatment plan. As a team, we will emphasize your personal values, dignity, and quality-of-life while providing state-of-the-art cancer care.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • MD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO


  • American Head and Neck Society
  • AAO-HNS Young Physicians Section

Honors & Awards

  • Robert Carter Medical School Research Prize, Washington University School of Medicine

Digital Bibliography

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